Fashion trends: The 9 best dress trends of Spring/Summer 2020 – VOGUE Paris

For Spring/Summer 2020, as for the rest of the season, dresses are focused on classic trends, anchored in reality. Say goodbye to overly-pronounced styles; the safe bet is now on timeless and feminine models, with a preference for long and white styles with a deliciously retro 1970s influence. Here are the 9 dress trends that will make Summer 2020.

The bohemian dress

Bohemian dresses are adorned with ethereal prints in a nomadic vein which, with the help of beautiful and flawless cuts, perfectly suits today’s trends. Here, it is seen at Etro, but the trend also appears at Dior, Chloé and Alberta Ferretti.

Etro Spring/Summer 2020

The shirt dress

This feminine variation on a menswear essential is marked by couture minimalism at Valentino. The choice is between long versions with almost vestal touches, or ultra-short models, to be worn during the day with flat gladiator sandals. 

Valentino Spring/Summer 2020

The 1970s dress

Or rather its preppy counterpart. This silhouette is particularly inherent to the Celine by Hedi Slimane aesthetic, which is characterized by bohemian-chic dresses, sometimes pleated with a paisley pattern or printed with a tonal Celine monogram.

Celine Spring/Summer 2020

The balloon-sleeve dress

Every season, there’s a trend for new sleeves or shoulders. For summer 2020, take the Chanel silhouettes signed by Virginie Viard, all soft and rounded with delicate balloon sleeves, a trend also seen at Louis Vuitton

Chanel Spring/Summer 2020

The floral dress

A charming and seasonal basic, the floral dress makes a bohemian comeback this year, here like an herbarium over a flowing monastic dress by Dior. This trend was also seen at Givenchy, Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton

Dior Spring/Summer 2020

The knit dress

The summer version is light, with thin straps and, in a nod to the French style, introduces a new generation of sailor stripes. A top tip: accessorize with bohemian jewelry, like here at Chloé

Chloé Spring/Summer 2020

The crochet dress

The crochet style, drawing inspiration from the 1970s, profiles a young Jane Birkin transported to 2020. This fashion statement is a sacred union of seduction and grunge, lulled by a tinge of nostalgia.

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2020

The blazer dress

The idea? Turn your blazer into a little black dress. Be careful to keep the sensual allure at its peak. As demonstrated at Saint Laurent, it can be softened and sobered when teamed with a white shirt and more bohemian accessories.

Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2020

The babydoll dress

Candy shades and a doll’s look made Miu Miu, Giambattista Valli, Fendi and JW Anderson look full of life and charm. Graceful dresses that play on frills and ruffles are the incarnation of a very romantic Spring/Summer 2020.

Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2020

Translated by Freya Doggett

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